Ryan Gosling is making moves behind the camera. It was announced today that Gosling will be making his directorial debut with the “modern day fairy tale” How to Catch a Monster. Gosling also wrote the script for the pic, which will star Drive and Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks in the lead role. The story apparently weaves elements of fantasy noir and suspense and centers on a single mother of two and her teenage son who stumble upon a road leading to an underwater town.
This is certainly ambitious material for Gosling to cut his directing teeth on, and it’ll be interesting to see how the immensely talented actor fares behind the camera. Hendricks is superb on AMC’s Mad Men, so it’ll also be great to see her shine in a leading role. Hit the jump for more, including the full logline for the film.